Broussard's 2008-09 MVP ballot
Updated: April 13, 2009, 4:02 PM ETBy | ESPN.com
We asked NBA writers from ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as NBA analysts from ESPN, to provide their choices for NBA Most Valuable Player, ranked from 1 to 5.
Here is Chris Broussard's ballot:
Already terrific statistics would've been even better if he hadn't spent so much time on the bench in the fourth quarter of Cavs blowouts. Beyond his production and skills, his leadership and knack for building team unity and chemistry makes him the epitome of an MVP.
| Kobe Bryant
Played through another finger injury and kept the Lakers far atop the West even without Andrew Bynum. Kobe has shown he can do it all -- play No. 2 to Shaq, score at will when his team has few other options, and now, lead by getting everyone involved (while still scoring big).
| Dwyane Wade
Absolutely fantastic season. Not only did he regain his 2006 form -- which I, and many others, thought he never would -- but he topped it. The conversation about the game's best player, which is nearly always focused on LeBron and Kobe, should include D-Wade.
His league-best rebounding and shot-blocking made Orlando one of the NBA's top defensive clubs even though most of his teammates have long been regarded as poor or mediocre individual defenders. Offensively, everything in Disney World revolves around him.
On pace to become arguably the best small player of all-time. Penetrates, hits jumpers, dishes, rebounds, defends, steals, leads -- game has no weaknesses. Worked magic by keeping New Orleans in the West playoffs despite a season full of injuries to key teammates.
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